Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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The Black Skimmers arrived in May and on each of my trips to the Refuge, I have had the pleasure of watching them. It is great fun to watch as they drag their longer and larger lower mandible along the top of the water in hopes of catching a seafood dinner. These Skimmers are the only skimmers in American.

8 comments:

Gretchen said...

Gorgeous capture... love the water splashes! =)

Jennifer Thompson said...

Awesome capture!
Fantastic looking bird, I've never seen one before.

Melissa said...

Such a wonderful shot...love the contrast color of his mandibles (?)

Sarah P. said...

This is such a great shot! I love the water coming up and the reflection. Great job!

snapshots2011 said...

Incredible shot- you even froze the motion of the water drops! And I know how fast those little guys move! lol

elizabeth said...

what a great capture - love his reflection in the water and how he only has red on his beak -
how cool it must be to live near a Refuge!

Kimberly said...

Wow! What a wonderful photo!

Karin said...

What a wonderful position you caught this guy in!